I finished “The End of Faith” by Sam Harris yesterday. It is a great book. I got to a section yesterday where he talked about free will. I clicked on the footnote and read the most amazing words I had seen all day (outside God’s Word). The footnote is around 1.5 standard pages. If it was shorter I would post it here.
I normally file books to the completed collection when I am done but I left this one open so I could read the afterward (at least I hope to read it).
This morning I was back in Daniel. I read Daniel 1 and 2 yesterday. I really enjoyed the prayer in Daniel 2. I repeated it a few times this morning. Yesterday after I read the footnote mentioned above, I got on my knees and thanked God for the joy of reading those words (many words). Honestly, I was bubbling over with such excitement (I read the footnote twice!). I wanted to share them with everyone but too few people would have an understanding of my reason for sharing so I refrained from sending them to anyone. Take that in conjunction with the prayer in Daniel 2. “O God of my fathers, I acknowledge and glorify you, for you have bestowed…” God bestows many gifts to me (and you too). For those gifts, I acknowledge and glorify Him.
I started another book this week. “Do Over” by Jon Acuff. I bought it Tuesday and had him sign it while at this business conference. Good book so far.
The four main points – relationships, skills, character, and hustle – will be discussed in detail over the book. I am reading about relationships now. I have to work on relationships. They cost a lot of energy. I love people (mostly) but sometimes I do not want to spend that energy. Selfishness, no doubt.
I think I will try to read “Freedom of the Will” by Jonathan Edwards again. I have tried twice. The first time I got pretty far. The second time I did not. I know I need to read it but like many books I need to read, I make excuses. We shall see what the future holds for the books I read.
Time to read, pray, and think upon thoughts new and old.